DIY wire fashion rings for thin and fat fingers

It seems like I might just start a regular feature on DIY fashion. Well, after the first project of DIY t-shirt scarf, necklace & bracelet, I’ve been hooked since. It’s really fun to get creative and I’ve been scouring around for more ideas, including looking up some books in the library.

Creative recycling
The thing about DIY fashion or some call it reconstruction fashion is, you’re really recycling materials and so it’s really eco-friendly. Some of the materials are even considered junk, like these that I use for this project.

An assortment of colored rings
So this is making rings out of wire cords. The more colorful the wire cords, the better they look. And you can make a bunch of them to brighten up your outfit. It’s not time consuming as I made these bunch in just half an hour!

Wires from a dead power supply
Don’t you think they’re fun and attractive? And they’re quite easy to make too! It’ll be ideal if you can get hold of long wire cords but I managed to get some 20cm ones from a dead PC power supply lying around. Just snipped them off from the power supply with a pair of scissors and they’re ready for some handy work!

Easy to make
It’s easier to work the wires around something round that is shaped like a ring. The closest I found at home was a mini torch and I used that to make the rings by simply tying, twisting, knotting and then more typing, twisting, knotting. I make it sound so easy and it really is!

More pictures on Facebook
In fact, it’s quite hard for me to show a full tutorial on this because I didn’t really have a fixed way of wiring the rings. The best I can do is to show you some pictures on the Viva Woman Facebook Page and you’ll probably have a good idea. So check them out there!


  1. EcoBeauty says:

    I love this! This morning, i was just in a neighborhood DIY store in AMK and was getting all inspired to start doing crafts again. I used to do all sorts of crafts and artsy fartsy stuff before I started working (and getting stuck in the wakeup-work-sleep routine). Oh btw, when I was a kid, I had the bad habit of munching on multicolored wire cords ’cause I thought that’s what the puppets in Sesame Street used to eat. :p
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  2. Chris says:

    This is quite clever! I sometimes take old hair ties and wrap shiny threads around them to make new bracelets.
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  3. Soos says:

    Don’t forget to unplug the power supply!!! j/k

    I think I remember doing this as a child, except we used the wire from inside telephone cables (smaller and multicolored!)

    What fun!
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  4. sesame says:

    Haha…yes, I remembered to unplug but this one is dead and cannot be revived anyhow.

    Oh, I remember those types of wires, they’re very thin…and can be lots of fun to play with!

  5. sesame says:

    Oh that’s clever too! And cos it’s elastic, it’s easy to wear them.

  6. sesame says:

    DIY store in AMK? Sounds interesting. I would love to see some of your art stuff on your blog if you get started. I feel inspired to even try jewelry making but using recycled materials…

    You munched on these wire cords??? Hilarious! I really don’t remember the puppets doing that. ?

  7. Soos says:

    This reminds me there are other things around which can be repurposed! Some of the scarves I’ve bought came with clear plastic bracelet-size rings to hang them – I’m sure there are more ideas to make those into bracelets out there than just the ones I can think up!
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  8. sesame says:

    Yes! It’s so cool to repurpose some of your old stuff. I’m going to dig my wardrobe and see what else I can reuse.

  9. Stephanie/Yukaeshi says:

    They look really lovely! Looking at them in your first photo, you really wouldn’t expect them to be made out of wires/cables, at least for me ? Truly fashionable!
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  10. sesame says:

    Give them a try if you have the materials…quite fun. I’m trying to hunt for longer cords to make a better looking ring.

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